My most recent spiritual fasting included a guided meditation called The Chakra Trials by a phenomenal spiritualist named Khadjah Samedi (she does DOPE ass Akashic Readings #shamelessplug #clickhername) that focuses on in depth chakra healing. For this particular fast, I fasted and meditated for 8 days. I consumed only water (large amounts), ginger tea with a small amount of agave, and organic juice. In the past I have used a green detox drink as well. Also, I fasted from television, all social media, sex, drinking, etc. I fasted from any “habit” that was a distraction from my thoughts and emotions. This means my days were full of cleaning, reading, thinking, writing, creating (especially this website), and meditating. When you cut out food and modes of entertainment you have more time on your hands. This is a good time to clear out things that no longer serve you a purpose, to make room for the new, and to CREATE the new.
During the fast my body slowed it's digestion and became virtually silent (except for the occasional growling stomach). It became so silent to the point where all I had was my thoughts and all I could do was face them (both negative and positive). This is why it is so important to fast from entertainment so you won't be distracted from your mind. This is literally the time to mind your own business.
I did experience the pangs of fasting. A hungry stomach does not last long, which does not bother me. The imagining of eating food was not the issue as well. However, the physical pains that lasted for 1 to 2 days was not fun, but these pains can be soothed by increasing your water intake, which I had neglected that day. Water is a MUST period, but especially when detoxifying. The physical pains also convinced me to go back to mostly vegan. I ate terribly during the months preceding the fast, had a lot of disagreements with people I care about, and sadness about family. Physical pain can also be attributed to stress and trapped unprocessed emotions can literally make you sick and cause somatic pains (toxic emotions).
This particular meditation was a Sacral Chakra meditation. Initially, this guided meditation was “difficult” for me to do because I fought myself to do the guided mediation the “right” way.
This mediation included “freeing” of "people". Due to the nature of the guided meditation and where I am in my life, the freeing I did in the beginning was the freeing of my ancestors that were in bondage and family members who passed on that were in mental and emotional bondage in this world. This was “right” for me because I am my ancestors (DNA), remember energy never dies, but transforms. However, my freeing begin to change once my mind decided to go to things I had been suppressing, which I "thought" was the "wrong" way. Initially, I tried to fight this and this is where the difficulty came in because I was telling myself I am meditating wrong since my mind was incorporating situations I "thought" were over and done with, BUT I gave in to that fight.
The meditation begin to bring up people, old attachments, and emotions that I believed no longer mattered or that I “forgot” about. This became the perfect opportunity to address how I felt about these situations/people, to realize how it led me to my present state, and to accept them as a part of my journey so that I can truly let go of the lasting negative effect it had on my life. I even imagined freeing my younger and present self. This was also “right”.
I experienced happiness and overwhelming energy following the fasting pains. So much so that when people I have been around for years argued as usual, I had to remove myself from the energy because it was bothersome and negatively affecting my serenity. I wanted to maintain that peace I was experiencing. The clarity and stability of my mind encouraged me to explain to those individuals how I genuinely felt about about their conflict, which I had never thought of doing or even had the courage to do. Expression of emotion is something I decided during this fast would be a must, especially sense the sacral chakra is associated with emotions, feelings, relationships, etc. These were the very aspects of my life that were coming up during my meditations.
Also, during my fast their was an increase in contact with the spiritual realm. For example, deceased family members were appearing in my dreams giving me advice about my life and issues that I am trying to workout. I had actually been asking for this one particular family member to appear to me because I needed advice and he came through. My dreams were also bringing up relationship issues (intimate, family, and friend) from the past that I thought I had moved passed. However, bringing these situations to the forefront allowed me to address them and the residual negative emotions I was holding onto. This fasting and mediation increased my awareness, insight, and allowed me to connect deeper with the spirit world.
Try your own spiritual fasting and you will gain so much of what you truly NEED.